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America’s Democrats Podcast #383

Fighting for economic justice, from the bottom up and the top down. A new report on the massive pay gap between CEOs and the average worker. Plus reviving Martin Luther King’s poverty campaign fifty years later. And Bill Press talks with Stu Eizenstat for a definitive history of the Carter Administration.

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This week, Brandon Rees of the AFL CIO reports that executive earnings are now 61 times that of the average employee, and we all pay. Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis reports from the frontlines of a new movement to fight poverty and redefine our moral agenda. And Bill Press talks with author Stu Eizenstat about his new book “President Carter: The White House Years”.

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Brandon Rees

Brandon Rees tracks executive pay for the AFL CIO and says the gap between CEO and worker pay is growing at unprecedented levels and driving inequality in America.

Liz Theoharis

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis has spent decades fighting poverty.  In a new movement inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she says poor people are rising up and demanding justice.

Stu Eizenstat

Bill Press talks with author Stu Eizenstat for a first hand history of the Carter Administration and why he calls him the most accomplished one-term president ever.

Jim Hightower

How bad public policy happens

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